April A to Z – Fiction

So… it’s taken me all of six days to get to the writing theme. Yes… I had to bite my lip until today but hey, it was worth it. Writing… being a writer who wants to become an author. Today I am proud to say, I’m in the process of transitioning from the former to the latter. Why? How?

Easy.

As you well know… to get from one to the other one needs to be published. No… not help yourself vanity stuff. The real deal. A publishing deal coupled with a contract from a reputable house.

Can you believe my joy when I opened the inbox a few weeks ago. There was an invite from an indie publisher who is willing to offer me a contract, subject to a re-edit of a short story compilation I submitted months ago. Then, even better… a hard copy contract arrived from another publisher who wanted to do a deal on a novel I submitted to them even more months ago. Imagine my joy. TWO contracts within days of each other! To celebrate, I went off into Dublin Town to get a photo taken with James Joyce… yes, James Joyce!

Unknown fan posing with James Joyce, well... his statue, somewhere in Dublin!

OK… that is the statue of James Joyce… no, it’s not me. I’m not that pretty and I don’t usually pose with statues either, so…  if you were wondering… about 97.539% of the rest of this content is FICTION!

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30 Responses to April A to Z – Fiction

  1. inesephoto says:

    Oh no… But today’s fiction could be tomorrow’s reality! Best of luck!!!

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  2. Srivi says:

    Ah! You got me….:) Great ‘fiction’ post I must say 😉

    Cheers,
    Srivi – AtoZChallenge
    The Piscean Me | Twitter

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  3. You got me! Great post – what dreams are made of, eh?

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  4. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    This would have worked well on April the first too!!! And there was me going to offer you congratulations. Great photo too!

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    • aj vosse says:

      As I mentioned to a friend below in Afrikaans… what’s a few days between friends? After all, both the 1 and the 7 have strong vertical characteristics!! Hahaha…

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  5. Susan Scott says:

    Ha Ha! I was feeling mighty envious and about you send you flowers to enhance your joy of fulfilment … 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  6. HesterLeyNel says:

    Mmmm. Ons het juis verlede week gepraat oor die gesegde: “Moenie toelaat dat die feite in die pad staan van ‘n goeie storie nie”. Ek het sowaar alles gesluk tot op die verdraaide einde. Dit kan egter wel nog gebeur …. !

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    • aj vosse says:

      Dankie vir die posetiewe voorspelling! Ja… dit kan gebeur, ek hoop!
      (I’ve actually got a contract as I think you may have noticed. Only thing, they’re asking for a contribution up front so I’ve been advised to tread carefully! I’m not working at the moment so it’s difficult to justify paying over £2K to get my stories published! o_O )

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      • HesterLeyNel says:

        Eish (that’s African for ouch, by the way), that is a lot of money in any currency. To cover their initial expenses I presume?

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        • aj vosse says:

          Eish… yes, I love that word. Van die raad wat ek gekry het is die lot basies ‘n “vanity” klomp. Ek sit nog op die kontrak… wil weer probeer om hulle to ooreed dat ek nie vooraf betaal nie! Wat is die ou gesegde? Sonder hoop vrek die mense… of sonder ‘n droom vrek die mense? Whatever!! 😉

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          • HesterLeyNel says:

            Dis beter om versigtig te wees. Te veel “vanity publishers” maak suiwer hulle geld uit die kliënte wie se boeke hulle druk, maar help nie met die promosie daarvan nie. Lys hulle die name van ander skrywers wat deur hulle gewerk het? Dis dalk ‘n idee om te kyk na die gehalte van die werk gelewer en die promosie wat hulle gedoen het. Maar … moenie vergeet nie – ek is agterdogtig van aard en ek is ook nie ‘n “author” nie.

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            • aj vosse says:

              Hulle lys wel, hulle website is heel “transparent”… ek het geweet van die begin van die “contribution” iedee maar hulle gee ook “non-contributory” kontrakte. Dis wat ek probeer kry. Ek dink nie hulle is skelm nie… net dat hulle nie altyd dink aan hulle klante nie! Ek gaan weer probeer, ek gaan ‘n worteltjie uithang en hulle laat weet dat ek binne ses maande nog ‘n bundel beskikbaar sal he! 😉

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  7. de Wets Wild says:

    Ag nee man AJ – jy weet dis lankal nie meer 1 April nie, ne?

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  8. RuthsArc says:

    Oh… I was about to offer big congratulations. Fun post though and cool photo.

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  9. Ha, ha! Well played 🙂

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